jack stephens

  • I have five pets — how can I afford insurance?

    I have five pets — how can I afford insurance?

    Question: I have five pets, three dogs and two cats.  How can I afford insurance for all five pets? Answer: You can reduce your up-front cost for pet insurance in several ways. First, most companies have discounts for multiple pets. Although the risk of an unexpected accident or illness does not diminish with multiple pets, […]

  • Did I get a raw deal from my pet insurance company?

    Did I get a raw deal from my pet insurance company?

    Question: Previously I had pet insurance and had a bad experience where they paid less than half of what my veterinarian charged.  I felt the charges were appropriate given the seriousness of my dog’s illness.  Did my vet charge too much? Or was the pet insurance not worth it? Answer: You had a plan that […]

  • Bladder infections: covered by pet insurance?

    Bladder infections: covered by pet insurance?

    Question: My dog has had several bladder infections. They seem to respond to treatment and then several months or a year later another infection develops. Is this something that would be covered by pet insurance? Answer: Whether or not this would be covered would depend on the company and the timing between episodes. Some companies […]